Dr. Sophia Walder-Hoge has worked with children and their families in a variety of settings, including private practice, schools, hospitals/medical facilities, and community mental health settings. She has provided individual therapy with children and families with a variety of challenges, including interpersonal and relational difficulties, parenting, self-esteem, depression, anxiety, and trauma. Dr. Walder-Hoge has extensive experience working with children and families experiencing major life transitions, behavioral/conduct issues, parenting concerns, AD/HD and developmental disorders, including autism spectrum. She has conducted group therapy for children and adolescents for social skills training, emotion regulation, and coping skills. She has a special interest in working with children and families with managing recent or ongoing medical concerns. Dr. Walder-Hoge believes that it is crucial to engage with children in a fun, creative, and easy-going manner. She brings a sense of curiosity and acceptance that helps children and families feel comfortable and facilitates addressing difficult topics. Dr. Walder-Hoge believes in the importance of a collaborative approach that includes family and parents. She strives to support growth, self-understanding, and adaptive skill-building in an open and nonjudgmental space. She is particularly attentive to communication, interpersonal concerns, and family functioning.